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the report says the department has improved and the problems that continue. mornings on 2 starts now. warning. thank you for joining us here on mornings on 2. it is tuesday, may 9. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about your tuesday weather. steve paulson knows. he's here right now. >> he knows the moon is not completely forget, right? >> correct. that's tomorrow. >> do not be full by the big right thing in the sky. good morning. we do have some patchy fog near monterey bay and maybe santa cruz but except for some patchy, stratus on parts of the coast, it will be a sunny and warm day. this will be the warmest day by far as we go forward over the next week or so. hortis, 50s. half moon bay, 45. 57, brentwood. santa rosa, 48.
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hillsburg, 40s. sebastopol in the 40s. there goes our big low now visiting arizona of all places. giving them rain. that's not something you see very often. they do have that today. we get a northerly, northeast breezes. that means lots of sun. 60s and a few 70s and submit 80s popping up for today and then a big cool down is expected to more which makes this man happy. >> you know -- it hasn't been that bad. >> sal, there are certain spots in the bay area where the weather is really never that bad. >> right. thank you, very much. i like the weather. good morning, everyone. let's go to the tracy commute. we do have some slowing on 580 although it's not much. we had some reports. we had some road work the picked up recently. once that roadwork when away, things are better on 580 near
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midway. there was some slow traffic in the area. all the cones have been picked up and traffic is going to be okay. no problems in livermore, dublin. if you're interstate 880, it is a nice drive in front of the oakland coliseum. traffic is moving along nicely. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's light. at 4:02 am, let's go back to the desk. this morning at 9 am the verdict is expected to be announced in the trial of antolin garcia torres. he is accused of kidnapping and killing morgan hill teenager, sierra lamar. >> the verdict in the trial will be read at the hall of justice in san jose. 15-year-old sierra lamar vanished on march 2012 on her way to school to catch a bus. although her body has never been found, garcia torres was charged with her murder in may 2012. because of various legal motions and the complex nature of the death penalty case, the
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trial only began in january. azenith smith reports a did not take long for the jury to come back with a decision. >> reporter: after three months of lanky testimony, a jury taking less than three days to reach a verdict in the murder trial against antolin garcia torres. >> when you look at the number of charges against garcia- torres and the mountain of information this jury had to go through, i am a little surprised they got to the verdict on all of these counts so quickly. >> reporter: legal analyst, steven clark, has been following the murder case. prosecutors have tried to prove get garcia lamar -- jameelah garry told sierra lamar without a body. her dna including a strand of her hair on a rope was in garcia-torres' car and his dna was on her clothing found abandoned in a field. garcia-torres did not testify but told police that they never met clark said a quick break suggest the verdict -- jurors
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work together. unlikely there was a rogue jury. wally quick verdict means it's worse for the defendant typically, clark thinks it could go either way. >> the defense was suggesting that sierra lamar was still alive and if the jury didn't get past that issue. then that could be quickly decided that if she's still alive, there's no way this could be a murder. >> i'm surprised. i'm not overly nervous, necessarily, i think the prosecution presented a very effective case. >> reporter: mark kleist, father of holly class said it took it jury a four day in his daughter's murder. he's been such with sierra's pastor of the trial. >> i know they are hanging in there strong is possibly can. they are nervous and anxious and they are waiting some finality here. >> reporter: debbie boyd has lived in the same street as the lamar family. her daughter was kidnapped and murdered near sacramento in 2005. her daughter's killer was convicted without a body. she's among the hundreds who assisted in the search for sierra, seeking closure.
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>> i'm really praying for peace for the lamars and that the jury, that they have arrived at the right verdict. and that justice is served for sierra. >> reporter: azenith smith, ktvu fox 2 news. stay with us here at ktvu for continuing coverage today. although the jury reached a decision yesterday, the long- awaited verdict will not be revealed until later this morning to allow the families of both the victim and the defendant to be there in court. we will have reporters in the courtroom. we will bring you that verdict when it is announced on both the 9:00 and on your mobile device. download the fox 2 news app and allow the push alert. the lead corner in the marin county has -- is in jail. bill set at $750,000. is accused of felony charges of child molestation on a girl under the age of 14. 46-year-old darrell harris was in court yesterday, charged with continuous sexual abuse, lewd acts with a minor, and
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sexual battery. paris did not enter a plea but his lawyer denied the charges against him. >> mr. harris' family does not believe it to be true. his wife and son were here today. his colleagues and law enforcement do not believe it to be true. his neighbors do not believe it to be true. his friends do not believe it to be true. >> paris has been with the marin county coroner's office since 2003. he is due back in court next week and is expected to enter a plea. a man accused of shooting and killing a hayward police sergeant during a traffic stop two years ago has been ordered to stand trial. and alameda county judge set his "powerful evidence against the suspect." mark estrada. one of the will testifying at the preliminary hearing yesterday was an officer who witnessed the shooting of sergeant scott lunger. estrada is charged with the murder of a peace officer with special-circumstances murder
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prosecutors are not saying yet if they will seek the death penalty for estrada if found guilty. a man was arrested in connection with a deadly stabbing in east oakland. the victim was found on san leandro street near high street about 28 -- 2 pm. he was rushed to the hospital. that's where he was pronounced dead. the suspect was arrested 2 hours later. no word yet on a motive in the case. san jose police are investigating the third officer- involved shooting in a way. authorities released the booking photo of the suspect in the latest incident. that is kevin riley. investigators think he may have been casing a big five sporting goods store on tully road sunday morning. officer say that when they arrived, rally started shooting which prompted them to return fire. no one was hit and riley was eventually caught and now faces three counts of attempted murder of a police officer and one count of possessing a stolen gun. in separate incidents last week, san jose police shot and killed two other suspects. one with a knife in the other had a gun. san francisco police will hold a town hall meeting
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tomorrow to talk about last week's officer-involved shooting on market street that shooting happened at a subway sandwich shop. police said an officer shot and killed nicholas belushi as he was stabbing a stowaway employee. police say they want to be transparent and provide the community with information on the investigation. the townhall meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 11 am. a new report from the san francisco police department shows officers are using force less often but there is still a racial gap when it comes to who was involved in those incidents. the department says cases of use of force include striking a person, using pepper spray or pointing a gun at someone, they are down almost 16% during the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year. there will also 44 assaults against police officers during that time period. that is down as well. 45% from last year. but the report shows more than 40% of the people involved in
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use of force incidents were african-americans. 23% were latinos. and east bay family is pursuing legal action following a price -- a robbery on bart. rusty stapp, his wife and 18- year-old daughter were returning home to dublin from san francisco. the man said he was beaten and robbed by at least three teenagers who bobbed their train at the coliseum station last month. and a legal claim, the family accuses bart of negligence and failing to take safety measures that could prevented the attack. >> my family could not think of this happening to another family in six months. if we don't take bart to task and hold them accountable. >> the family said it also wants bart to release the surveillance video of the robbery in order to get the public's help to identify those responsible. bart officials said the video cannot be released because the suspects appeared to be under age. bart would not comment on the family's legal claim. police in danville are searching for two suspects and
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attempted smash and grab robbery at costco. this happened last night around 9 am. police say the three men walked into the store, one smashed a jewelry display with a hammer. that suspect was chased down and detained by store employees. the two other men ran to a car and drove away. police are checking surveillance video from the store to try to identify those two suspects. the warriors are now halfway to winning another nba championship after eliminating the jazz last night 121-95. >> he gets the switch you want, set back, three, it's good! steph curry goes -- >> early and often. steph curry scored 30 points as the warriors swept utah and 4 astray. the worst ever for 8-0 in the playoffs. they have a few days off until the western conference finals with a will play the winner of the san antonio spurs/houston rockets series. coming up, we will hear from
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the warriors about the challenges that lie ahead. it's nice they're getting these big breaks. for 10 am. how much work is too much? coming up, rolling back california court on when employees can be expected to work 6 or more days in a row. >> we are learning more about potential russian meddling and last year's election and hearing from two key players. i'm doug luzader and washington. we will have more on that coming up. good morning. we are off to a good start. if you are driving around the bay area, the bay bridge toll plaza traffic is light. a little bit of fog down toward monterey and a few high clouds. everything is pointing toward a sunny and warmer day.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. president trump calling it a charade but they can vessel qureshi though -- the congressional investigation is moving forward. is doug luzader reports, the former acting attorney general who was fired by president trump added some dramatic new details. >> reporter: president trump has been slamming these efforts to investigate russian meddling but we are learning more about why the president's first national security advisor was fired. the president making his feelings clear and a barrage of tweets.
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among them, the russia/trump collusion store is a total hoax. when will this taxpayer-funded charade and? >> risa right hand, please. >> reporter: that charade consumed capitol hill. hearing from former director of national intelligence, james clapper, former acting attorney general, sally yates. later fired by the president for refusing to defend his travel ban. she spoke of her warning to the white house the former national security advisor, michael flynn, was lying to vice president mike pence about his ties to russia and that the russians likely new it. >> and that created a compromise situation. a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the russians. >> reporter: michael flynn would soon be fired but all this comes as reports surfaced yesterday that president obama had warned his successor about hiring flynn in the first place. spent president obama needed -- me to know that he was not exactly a fan of general flynn which should not come as a surprise to anyone given that general flynn had worked for president obama with an
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outspoken critic of president obama shortcomings. >> reporter: and it was a partisan split with democrats wanting to know more about russia and republicans want you to know who leaked information about flynn. >> easy -- has a review -- has ever been a anonymous source about matters relating mr. trump, his associates a russians attempt to meddle in the election? two no. >> reporter: absolutely not. >> reporter: these investigations are going to continue, carried out by the senate, the house, and the fbi. and washington, doug luzader, fox news. a federal appeals court in virginia grilled trump administration officials about the presidents travel ban against six majority muslim countries. yesterday, the judges of the fourth circuit court of appeals question statements made by president trump where he repeatedly bowed to institute a muslim band. the soliciting -- the solicitor general argued his travel ban
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revised -- removed any measure of religion. the new travel ban was focused only on national security and called it neutral in operation. what do you mean by neutral in operation? clearly the law has a disparate impact on muslims. >> the president clarified overtime that what he was talking about were countries and territories that have known links to groups like isis and al qaeda. >> next week the nitro circus court in san francisco ancisco will take another look at the travel ban most analysts believe this case will finally be decided by the supreme court. it's after 4 am. let's check back in with sal. hopefully no problems on this early commute. right now we have a decent commute gilroy, morgan hill, san jose it's not a bad drive on northbound 101. we always look at these commutes, the longer ones. you can see that traffic is moving along very nicely.
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you see the green which means good on the traffic map's getting up into san jose and the montague expressway. also, the morning commute on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split, the traffic is moving along very well with no major problems. if you are driving westbound on the bay bridge, it's light is you can see. traffic is good. this is an opportunity for you to get out there before everyone else does. 4:18 am, let's bring steve in with today's weather. we do have mostly clear skies. there are a few high clouds coming down and some patchy fog. mask -- half moon bay had a little bit and also toward monterey and santa cruz. i think that's really the only fly in the ointment it will be a warmer day. and this will be the warmest day for maybe a week is temperatures will it start come tumbling down tomorrow. 60s 70s and if you mid to upper 80s for some. there is the fog i think it's mainly going to be confined
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there and will probably burn off. water temperatures continue to be very cold. the coldest since june 2013 so far. 45 and half moon bay. 48, santa rosa. we are running a little warmer for us. low 50s, i think we will eke out some 40s before everything is done. 51 in livermore. 32 up in truckee. 50s and 60s in southern california. and look at this, phoenix, it's raining. their high today will be around 72 or 73. what's the average? 93. 20 degrees below average in the desert is very rare. that is a vigorous system. that's the one that visited us. 59 right now in los angeles. 64 in bakersfield. high pressure nosing in. this will give us in north, northeasterly breeze. it will be here for one day. tomorrow, the fog will come roaring back. mostly sunny. 60s, 70s, mid 80s.
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88, antioch. temperatures tomorrow. the fog will come flying in. it will give us a big cooling trend which will take us all the way into the weekend. 60s on a lot of temps that are in the 80s now. >> for outdoor plans on sunday, which is mother's day -- >> windy and cool as a right now. good to know. thank you, steve. 4:20 am. filling a void. a new starbucks will soon open in east oakland. replacing this empty lot. and 20 minutes, why supporters say this will be a lot more than just a coffee shop. another lawsuit against the millennium tower in san francisco. the nfl legend now suing for more than $1 million in damages.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. 4:23 am. the state of california is making a commitment to keep drivers safe after several shootings along two bay area freeways. is henry lee tells us now, the state has agreed to pay for a new surveillance system along interstate 80 and highway 4. there been more than 80 freeway shooting's across the bay area since 2015 and for a year, contra costa county officials have been demanding that the state pay for cameras. they have now gotten their wish.
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>> funding has been made available for the freeway camera project. >> reporter: mary knox is a contra costa county prosecutor who sits on a task force of local law enforcement that's been working to get cameras installed on the freeways. she says the state will pay for new cameras on both interstate 80 and highway 4 where most of the bay area shootings have taken place. >> physically running from cutting boulevard in richmond out there antioch. >> reporter: but it won't just be cameras. >> wireless backbone as well as all the hardware. the cameras, the license plate readers, and hopefully incorporating shotspotter. >> reporter: but how much will all of this cost the state? >> approximately $1.5 million. basically, show us the need and show us exactly where all of the systems will be installed and exactly what will be involved and it will be funded. >> reporter: there are already freeway cameras in san pablo and pittsburg. the pittsburg police department has agreed to host the expanded camera system for both i-580 and highway 4. >> government is low.
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hercules city councilmember, dan romero said he's grateful that the state is paying for cameras but he says that should have been done much earlier. >> i'm happy to hear this. this is what we've been working for for the last year. but, i don't want it to be forgotten. we've had citizens that have been killed. we've had citizens that have been shot and injured. and we've had citizens driving along interstate 80 and was contra costa county that have traveled in fear for the last 18 months. >> reporter: local law enforcement will meet again this week to identify where cameras another technology should be placed along highway 4 and contra costa county, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. today, the san jose city council is scheduled to discuss the response times of its medical emergency crews. santa clara county accuses the city's first responders appealing to arrive at calls within seven minutes as called for under the terms of their contract. the county is withholding $8 million in payments as a result. the city says it has improved response times and once the money to continue upgrades.
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council members are asking staff to look for ways to collect the money and improve emergency medical services. 49ers legend joe montana reportedly the latest to file a lawsuit of the trouble millennium tower building in san francisco. the 58 story luxury high-rise at mission and fremont has sunk more than a foot and it's tilting at the base. tmc said montana is suing the developers for breach of contract. they want to damages of more than $1 million. montana reportedly paid $2.7 million for his condo in 2013. millennium partners blames trans bay terminal excavations for destabilizing the foundation of the tower building. trans bay officials say the problem with millennium's foundation is that it's not anchored to bedrock. 4:26 am.
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a deadly plane crash at lake berryessa. what we know about the victims who work for the manufacture of a unique aircraft. hundreds have no power in the danville area. why there were, literally, thousands left in the dark early this morning. we will have live report. this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about.
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her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first bowl today.
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good morning. 4:29 am. the power is out in danville and the east bay. the started around 1:45 am. pg&e crews are out there. they're trying to get the lights back on as quickly as possible. christien kafton is out there and will bring us a live report. >> you felt a little bit of that as well. >> i did. i thought it was affected by. it's in that general, east bay area. 2000 people and they were estimating they may be will have it back by 7 am.
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>> it will be good to hear from christien kafton because it affects traffic lights and businesses as well. it's tuesday, may 9. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. 4:30 am. steve, it sounds like we have one more warm day before the cool moves in. >> thank you for listening. >> it's early, but i do try. my power is on. a little coffee helps. i know sal can relate to that. temperatures today will be the warmest of the week and maybe for about a week. 78 in napa yesterday. 80 in livermore and 78 in san jose. take those up a little bit today. 75 in oakland. 85 in livermore. 81 in san jose. a few high clouds and some patchy fog down toward monterey bay and santa cruz. 40s, 50s, warmer on some of these in the peninsula. 46 in woodside. 48, pacifica.

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